One of the things that Beyond Leveled Books talks about is using picture books with older kids. Many times we think they are too easy for them, but some of them are actually written at their grade levels. They are perfect for teaching many different concepts.
So, today I am linking up with The Teacher Wife for her:
So, here are my top five!
1. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. I love reading this book when I am having a bad day with my students. It shows them that no matter what, tomorrow will be better! I have to remember that myself sometimes, so it is quite therapeutic.
2. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems. I read this every night with my son, and it reminds me of his "Baby" that he carried everywhere with him. Even at eight years old, he sleeps with Baby most nights. Trixie is adorable and unforgettable. Of course, Knufflebunny Two is equally adorable, and my husband still laughs at that one.
3. Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner. Who can't resist Skippito Friskito? He is just so much fun as he uses his beeg imagination in his closet. I love all of them, but this one is one of my all time favorites!
4. From Head to Toe by Eric Carle. This one gets the kids up and moving. When we need a little pick me up, we get up and move around. Even fourth graders enjoy this one when things are kind of slow!
5. The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone. My mom read this to my brother and I ever night for I don't know how long. When I found it in her basement, we read it to Zack every night. I can still hear his giggling! This one is fun and really gets kids thinking about how silly Grover is. It is also a good springboard for trying to think of ways to stop the reader from turning pages. LOVE IT!..
So, head on over to The Teacher Wife and link up! I love seeing what everyone's favorite picture books are. It has given me some new ones to look at!
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